Cocaine haul and corpse found on yacht

A decomposed body and 200kg (440lb) of cocaine have been discovered on a grounded boat off the coast of Tonga, police say.

The drugs, which were hidden in the hull of the 13m yacht, were estimated to be worth up to A$116m ($120m; £75m).

Law enforcement agencies had been informed that the drug-filled vessel was on its way from South America, Australian police said.

Tongan coroners are examining the body to investigate the cause of death.

‘We have considerable information about who’s involved [in the drug trafficking], but we are struggling to identify the deceased person on board,” Tongan police commissioner Grant O’Fee told Radio New Zealand.

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Article courtesy of the BBC.

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